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2018 Summer Cleaning Sale

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50% Discount on Prints50% Discount on Puzzles40% Discount on Ephemera
50% Discount on Periodicals50% Discount on Stickers30% Discount on Calendars
50% Discount on Current Cards50% Discount on Bird Items30% Discount on Dolls
50% Discount on Packaged Cards50% Discount on Recipes30% Discount on Tea Time
50% off most Single Collectable Cards50% Discount on The Golden Key DVD30% Discount on Porcelain and Glass
50% Discount on Writing Paper40% Discount on Books20% Discount on Bethany Tudor
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Welcome to the World of Tasha Tudor

Tasha Tudor
American Illustrator

Illustrator Tasha Tudor lived in New England her entire life, 1915-2008. Her paintings of farm life began before World War II with five small pocket size books about farm life of the past.

Her nostalgic lifestyle and pictures inspired world-wide admirers to want to live as Tasha lived. They longed for that long-gone New England landscape. Tudor painted what she knew and loved: antique furniture and clothing, dolls, corgi dogs, the tulip ware and pink luster dishes which she owned. Her pictures appear in 100 books.

Cellar Door Books is a specialty book shop devoted to Tasha Tudor. We have her books, art prints, Christmas cards and any other thing created by this talented artist. We carry her original art. And we can help you dispose of your Tudor art – part of some 15,000 original watercolors, oils and drawings.

Proprietors John and Jill Hare founded Cellar Door Books in 1971. We are also the authors of two comprehensive reviews of Tudor’s art: Tasha Tudor: the Direction of Her Dreams (1998) describes some 1200 books associated with Tudor; and Christmas Card Designs of Tasha Tudor (2012) shows 1400 Christmas and other greeting cards Tudor painted.




FEATURED ORIGINAL ART


22414:

Full page watercolor to illustrate " The Emperor's New Clothes" and inserted between pages 122 & 123 of FAIRY TALES FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. Painted on heavy paper measuring 10" x 7 5/8". Matted in a gold mat under an ivory mat exposing the image. All in a maple frame measuring 15 9/16" x 12 1/2" and documented on the back: Framed August 8, 1974 by J.S. Dubbs, Bellefonte, PA. A piece of paper, probably from an earlier framing and probably in Ned Hills hand writing names from the original piece and book.

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25511:

Full page watercolor to illustrate the short story and printed as page [28] in Tasha Tudor's Bedtime Book, Platt & Munk, 1977. Unmounted piece of watercolor paper measuring 11 5/8 " x 9 ¼". The 10 1/8" x 8" image is fully reproduced in the book but in a milky sort of view. The vivid detail that Tudor painted in lost in the reproduction. The central image has the two timid children standing before the witch and her house made of bread. The picture contrasts the dark: the hag, two vultures, a snake in the grass, bones on the ground; with items much more familiar to Tudor: bees buzzing about poppies, morning glories climbing the cottage and a rain barrel standing at the corner. A shadow of one of the vultures is poorly painted on the ground. Tudor painted a dewey spider's web in the lower left corner. Signed in pencil atop the paint in the lower right corner. There is residual gum around the back edges from mounting adhesive tape; and a penciled $50.00 on the back.

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GOLDEN KEY by Dorr, Nell
GOLDEN KEY by Dorr, Nell
$29.95
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CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS OF TASHA TUDOR by
CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS OF TASHA TUDOR by
$44.95
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CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS OF TASHA TUDOR by
CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS OF TASHA TUDOR by
$74.95
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Tasha Tudor: The Direction of her Dreams
Tasha Tudor: The Direction of her Dreams - $85.00
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